Volunteer Drive Surpasses Goal
I have great news to share! Our On the Go program, which provides transportation solutions for older adults, set a goal of recruiting 75 volunteer drivers between January 1-September 1, 2011. Not only did we reach our goal—we exceeded it with 79 new volunteer drivers! These new volunteers will provide individual rides through the Rides & Smiles® component of On the Go.
Reaching this type of goal takes some serious team work. The JFS marketing, volunteers services, and On the Go Rides & Smiles® folks clearly did a great job. But what’s really amazing is that the majority of our new volunteers were recruited by current volunteers. They know that their experience is making a difference in the lives of others and are appreciated by JFS. The top 5 current volunteer recruiters are: Gayle Costanzo, Glen Farber, Beverlee Greene, Gloria Solstad, and James Durbin. These volunteers enjoy their experience with JFS so much they even recruited their spouses and family. This, to us, is an exceptionally wonderful compliment. As we say in our marketing material, “Volunteers are the heart of JFS.”